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Near Anna in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Rumley

An African American Settlement in Rural Shelby County, Ohio

 
 
Rumley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
1. Rumley Marker
in Church yard, on Hardin- Wapak road, south of the old school house
Inscription. Rumley was a colored community, platted in 1837 by Joel and Wesley Goins, who purchased 400 acres of land. They were freemen from Baltimore, Maryland. The deed to the land was granted and signed by President Van Buren. Over 500 Negroes lived in this general area. About 50 lived in Rumley. The Village was stop on the stage coach route from Lima to Piqua. It had a hotel, sawmill, grocery store, gristmill, brick factory, livery stable and three saloons. There were three schools, three churches, and three black cemeteries in the area. Only the public school and Baptist Church still remain. Rumley could claim many notable African- American inhabitants. Many of these people started to scatter after 1870, but descendants still live in this area.
 
Erected 2000 by Shelby County Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 24.874′ N, 84° 14.608′ W. Marker is near Anna, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Hardin- Wapak Road (County Route 20) mile south of Blanke Road (County Route 76), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. south from St Rt 274 on Hardin- Wapak road (20) 1 miles. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14811 Hardin-Wapakoneta Rd, Anna OH 45302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this
Rumley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
2. Rumley Marker
full view of marker
marker, measured as the crow flies. Wenger One Room School (approx. 1.7 miles away); Lois Lenski (approx. 3.7 miles away); John W. Carey (approx. 3.8 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. 3.8 miles away); New Knoxville: The Ladbergen Kinship (approx. 6.7 miles away); Francis J. Stallo's log cabin (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Log Church (approx. 7.2 miles away); The Crescent Theater (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anna.
 
More about this marker. or 1 ½ mile west of Wenger One Room School, then mile south on Hardin- Wapak road.
 
Regarding Rumley. this marker mentions the African- American school referred to on the Wenger One School marker
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Rumley Church Yard image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
3. Rumley Church Yard
marker can be seen in the distance
Rumley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
4. Rumley Marker
artwork on the marker
Rumley Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
5. Rumley Baptist Church
church is referenced by the marker
Old Rumley School image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
6. Old Rumley School
this is the school referenced on the Wenger One Room School Marker (4-75) It is of very similar construction, and of the same time period. This school is at the corner of Blanke Road and Hardin- Wapak Road, about a quarter mile north of the Church Yard and marker.
Rumley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
7. Rumley Marker
logo on the marker
Road Sign A Tee Intersect Where School Is Located image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
8. Road Sign A Tee Intersect Where School Is Located
Rumley City Limits image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, October 1, 2014
9. Rumley City Limits
with school in back ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on October 3, 2014, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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